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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Thainixs
Cheapest screw in hooks, install and leave there.

Cheapest screw in hooks, install and leave there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,265
Posted By Thainixs
This may ruffle some feathers, but I’m not a fan...

This may ruffle some feathers, but I’m not a fan of the 243 in a beginners hands. If you are a great shot 100% of the time a 243 is a super round and more than enough. However in a beginners hands...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,265
Posted By Thainixs
7-08 is a spectacular kids round. With reduced...

7-08 is a spectacular kids round. With reduced recoil ammo it is a very light recoil cream puff. With high quality full power ammo it will take most of North America’s animals up to Elk. It can...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-07-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,886
Posted By Thainixs
Wait till they start getting a regular paycheck,...

Wait till they start getting a regular paycheck, and want to know who on earth FICA is? They will begin their journey right at that time.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-05-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
game room loft

Did some work on the game room loft. completed all the outlet covers, installed a foosball table, installed a dart board. Kids are really loving this little 8'x12" space. Glad I made the last...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Weekend Update

All,

Got some good work done this weekend:

- Got the island stainless finished
- Put washed gravel under my car port
- Built an extra parking spot for the Jeep
- Gravel on the circle drive...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,838
Posted By Thainixs
Another vote for the Opinel, I have one with...

Another vote for the Opinel, I have one with Olive wood. Sturdy, light, and inexpensive. So light you can kinda forget itís in your pocket.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-02-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,078
Posted By Thainixs
Roof section has like 4 coats of high quality...

Roof section has like 4 coats of high quality exterior latex paint on it. It’s pretty darn water proof, with only a few drips around attachment points.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-02-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,078
Posted By Thainixs
Pretty dry inside the blind, the entire gallon...

Pretty dry inside the blind, the entire gallon did a pretty good job of weatherproofing the blind. There may be a few drops to make it through the holes the zip ties made, but 97% dry.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-31-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
My wife really loves the juxtaposition of the...

My wife really loves the juxtaposition of the reclaimed barn wood and the stainless steel used in proximity to one another.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-31-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
watched a youtube video on how to do the brushed...

watched a youtube video on how to do the brushed stainless look with a belt sander and WD40. I will be giving that a shot this weekend, and I will add pics when I get it looking better. I can be a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-31-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By Thainixs
Update

Here is what I ended up doing. Just couldn't justify $200 in fittings for the pipe idea. I built the rails with 2"x3" hand rails (chamfered edges) and 2"X2" slats spaced about 12" apart. It is...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-31-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,078
Posted By Thainixs
Update on the blind, it’s looking good. The deer...

Update on the blind, it’s looking good. The deer are getting used to it and feeding in that area often. My 4 persimmon trees look great, but my pears died. Not sure what happened, but I will...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-30-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Stainless Island Top

Installed the stainless island top this weekend. I still have some finishing to do on it to try my best to approximate the brushed stainless look on the appliances. If anyone knows any tricks to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By Thainixs
Merino wool base layers for sure. After that I...

Merino wool base layers for sure. After that I like some type of wool sweater or fleece. Top layer is my tried and true Columbia 100% wool bibs and Parka.

Heavy so not a walking around outfit,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Thainixs
I had a lady freak out on me this weekend at a...

I had a lady freak out on me this weekend at a college football game. I was eating boiled peanuts and gently dropping the shells below my bleacher seat. She let me know real quick that her toddler...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,688
Posted By Thainixs
Ruger American in 7mm-08 is mighty hard to beat. ...

Ruger American in 7mm-08 is mighty hard to beat. Ammo is everywhere, and she can hunt everything up to Elk with it.

I have seen some less than stellar results with a 243 in a new hunters hands....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-22-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Once again if someone can tell me how to rotate...

Once again if someone can tell me how to rotate the pics in the post, I will gladly fix it. In the source folder where they come from, they are both oriented correctly.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-22-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Weekend Updates

Got a little done this weekend.

Busy weekend with HS Football and Jones College homecoming, but I did get a little bit done.

Open Shelving above the kitchen cabinets is installed, just need...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-15-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Bedside Table / Shelf

All,

Wife wanted some bedside shelves in the master bedroom. What momma wants she gets.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-11-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Just got full month number 2 electric bill $46! ...

Just got full month number 2 electric bill $46! It was in the mid 90’s the entire month. I am so pleased with the combination of R23 insulation/ radiant barrier and min-splits.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Bathrooms are a little too big and I would make...

Bathrooms are a little too big and I would make my sons bedroom a little bigger.

Side porch is 26x12 I should have done 26x16 (not that much more money).
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Lockers

Repurposed an old set of industrial lockers from a GE Plant to be a pantry in the Barndo. Added a few coats of satin black to cover the GE Blue, then sanded some distressing or wear areas in the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-04-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
We have just under 1,600 square feet heated and...

We have just under 1,600 square feet heated and we are at $60.23 per square foot of cost. I am curious if this is more or less than others building their barndominiums?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Fireplace Is Finished

All,

Finally got this fireplace and mantle finished.

- Framed 2x4 box enclosure
- Sheetrock for fire protection
- Covered in barn wood because my better half said so
- 3" thick by 15" wide...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-01-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Updates for last week and weekend

A few updates for the past few days:

- Electric Fireplace is in and skinned the surround with barn wood
- Some living room furniture is in
- Got kitchen island topped with a piece of OSB in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Floors are done!!!

All,

I am so sick of staining, neutralizing, mopping, sweeping, mopping, mopping, and putting finish on. However, I am done!


We ended up using several coats of several colors of concrete...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-13-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By Thainixs
I like the pipe idea a lot, just trying to manage...

I like the pipe idea a lot, just trying to manage cost. If anyone knows a good inexpensive source of pipe and fittings let me know. I ran the numbers on a parts list of galvanized and ended up...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Finish on the floors of two rooms

I had some time last night to put finish on My son's room and the kids bathroom. Very pleased with the finished product. The tan stain over everything that was already there gave a good look with...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By Thainixs
The side of that stair / Ladder is a 2x6 if that...

The side of that stair / Ladder is a 2x6 if that helps you any. Each step is a 2x6 also.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By Thainixs
Need Some Stair Help DIYers

All,

I need some help designing a set of hand rails for this set of ladder stairs:

Anyone have any good ideas of how to build a set of sturdy, but not too large hand rails for these stairs? ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-11-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Those pics are right-side up in my pictures...

Those pics are right-side up in my pictures folder, I have no clue why the post turns them sideways. Can anyone tell me how to get them to stay the way they are in my pictures folder???
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-11-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
A few updates, but not much time to work lately

All,

A few updates, but I have been busy with work and my wife's family reunion this past week. Not much time to work on The Barn, but here are a few updates.

1) My better half didn't like...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
I am going to add a stainless countertop over two...

I am going to add a stainless countertop over two 3/4" plywood pieces on the island section.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-05-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
got in some work tonight due to volleyball games being cancelled

All,

Got a little work done due to my daughters volleyball game being cancelled:

Appliances installed

Hood above microwave skinned with rough lumber

First row of open shelving done
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-04-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,381
Posted By Thainixs
No more Nike for my family of 5. However I am...

No more Nike for my family of 5. However I am sure Nike will be fine without this straight, conservative, Christian’s money.

They market to young teens and minorities, so this may actually help...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-04-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Labor day weekend updates

All,

Spent all day Saturday and Sunday working on "The Barn", as that is what we have decided to call the place.

All my ceilings are coated with satin clear poly acrylic (done!)

My faux...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-04-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
I had it set on 73 all weekend, and I was very...

I had it set on 73 all weekend, and I was very comfortable throughout the entire house. I use the auto fan setting, and they didn't even run all that often. This is with one 2 ton unit and with one...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-02-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Mr Cool was Lowe’s brand and I got like a 19%...

Mr Cool was Lowe’s brand and I got like a 19% discount from Lowe’s through Pro Services. They were the cheapest units I could find with good ratings and reviews.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-30-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Updates for this week

Folks I have gotten a few afternoons to work and have been staying at the place so I can work till 10:30 or so each night, here are a few updates:

1) Got the bathroom faucets in
2) Mini-splits...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Stringer, MS just east of Taylorsville about 20...

Stringer, MS just east of Taylorsville about 20 miles.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Weekend Updates

Got three good days of work in and here are some progress pics:
Kids bathroom, accent wall behind our bed in the master is stained, kitchen area is painted, window and door trim mostly done, living...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,957
Posted By Thainixs
Mississippi Walmart’s has normal prices on...

Mississippi Walmart’s has normal prices on everything today. I was still tempted by a Ruger American in 300 blackout at normal price.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By Thainixs
7.62 x 39 SKS Russian made. A nice semi auto...

7.62 x 39 SKS Russian made. A nice semi auto rifle with tons of parts and extra stripper clips available online.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-16-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Sheetrock and Truss Casing

Sheetrock finishing is almost done thank goodness, took about twice as long as I expected it to take. You can also see how I am casing the metal trusses to look like big wooden beams.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-16-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Just some random progress pics

Here are some random progress pics, doing painting and casing windows and beams so it is going so slow right now!!!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-08-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Bathrooms

Bathrooms are nearing functional. Kids bathroom is working, not including all the cosmetic finish work.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-08-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Not sure why my pics are coming in sideways now,...

Not sure why my pics are coming in sideways now, as they are upright in the picture file on my computer that I am uploading from. Weird!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-08-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Pex distribution block

Pex system is in, and this is a pretty cool feature. I guess all new constructions do this now, but it is nice that you can cut water to one single portion of the house.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-08-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,062
Posted By Thainixs
Ceilings nearing completion

Ceiling work almost done, just need to clear it all now. I will build faux beams around those metal trusses.
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